Shruti Kothari, Staff Writer

Shruti Kothari is a writer from Bangkok. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Classics from Brown University, and a Master’s degree in Creative Writing from the University of St Andrews. She works as a Senior Writer at a lifestyle magazine, and as a creative writing mentor for people of all ages. She loves reading fantasy novels, doing crossword puzzles, and designing jewellery. She rarely combs her hair.

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The Rule-Bender

Sri Thanonchai, Thailand’s most popular trickster, is known for his amoral cunning.

Prostitute Priestesses

Often idealized, temple prostitutes were little more than sex slaves. Rather than them, women should emulate the goddesses they served.

What’s ASEAN Good For?

If the ASEAN truly wants to become a power to contend with, it will have to make fundamental changes to its modus operandi.

Sleeping to the Top

Whilst prostitution evokes cheap perfume, immorality, and desperation, the courtesan is associated with art, fame, and riches.